Botox® or Type A Botulinum toxin is a natural protein that been used for medical purposes for more than 50 years. This natural compound has been approved by several national governments’ health regulatory agencies as an anti-wrinkle treatment for 20 years now. It is a proven safe and effective way to hold back the effect of the years on the face.
Botox® erases or smooths out smile lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and other facial lines by blocking the body’s release of the muscle contracting neurotransmitter acetylcholine. When sufficiently relaxed, facial muscles appear smooth and normal lines and wrinkles either disappear outright or are greatly reduced. Botox® Leeds effect lasts up to four months.
Given the rapid, non-surgical, and relatively pain-free results Botox® brings, it is no surprise that Botox® injections have been the most common cosmetic procedure globally since 2007. In addition to these benefits rigorous testing reveal that Botox® injections have very few side effects. Plus, whatever side effects it does have are temporary and very minor.
All patients are given an in-depth explanation of the minor and temporary side effects of Botox® before patients choose this procedure. All our personnel are qualified doctors who are thoroughly versed in proper administration as well as all the benefits and possible side effects of Botox® procedures.
How effective are Botox® Treatments?
There are common misconceptions regarding this cosmetic procedure. Some view it as the elusive elixir of youth which brought back their glory years. Many view it as an effective way to bring back the smooth skin of their youth. How do you separate hype from reality? Exactly how safe is this cosmetic treatment?
Botox® was originally formulated in 1970 by Alan Scott, an Ophthalmologist and a chemist partner. Dr Scott was looking for a compound that could reduce or eliminate eye spasms and strabismus. At this time, the Type A Botulinum toxin was dubbed Oculinum. This compound’s muscle relaxing capabilities achieved a much wider market when pharmaceutical giant Allergan marketed Oculinum.
Originally intended for anti-spastic medical uses, Botox® aesthetic value was not immediately appreciated by its inventors. Once it was shown this toxin-derived compound can smooth out facial lines, Botox® market appeal exploded almost overnight. Now, Botox® is one of the most heavily-marketed aesthetic compounds on the market and its global market continues to grow at a healthy clip!
Botox® Wide Aesthetic Appeal
Racking up 4.8 million procedures in 2009 alone, Botox® treatments continue to grow globally at a very high rate. What explains its runaway success? This amazing compound softens wrinkles by blocking nerve impulses which cause the muscle contractions behind unsightly lines and wrinkles. It does this without leaving permanent effects or causing serious side effects. Its contraction-fighting abilities temporarily wipe out existing facial lines and some wrinkles while preventing the formation of new ones.
In terms of social presentation and appearances, Botox® helps you step out in style. You look your best-fresh, youthful, and ready for a challenge. Thanks to the fact that you can now physically match society’s standard of vibrant youthful beauty, your self-confidence and self-esteem are given a tremendous boost. Check here for different options and pricing.
Areas for Botox® Treatments
Greatly reduce or eliminate lines appearing across your forehead. These lines are most noticeable when you lift your eyebrows.
These lines appear between your eyebrows. Frowning makes these lines appear more prominent.
These lines radiate from the outer corner of the eyes. Smiling makes these lines more visible.
If you suffer from chronic migraine headaches, Botox® is an approved option that delivers quick relief.
Excessive underarm sweating
Botox® treatments have been shown to effectively cut down on excessive armpit sweating.